Recent Important Decisions

Cemetaries – Civil Liabilities – Torts – Plaintiff sued defendant corporation for malicious prosecution by its sexton and secretary. Defendant was organized for cemetery purposes, not for profit, and without capital stock. The state general code provided that such an association might acquire and hold not exceeding one hundred acres of land, and also take any gift or devise, or the income thereof, in trust, “all of which shall be exempt from execution.” Held, one justice dissenfing, under the maxim “expressio uniu, exclusio alterfus” the statute expressly excluded other property from execution. Hence defendant, though a charitable organization, was liable in a tort action. Canton Cemetery Association v. Slayman (Ohio, I918), -2I N. E. 81g.